Stars line up in the new season of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra: Pletnev, Kremer, Lugansky, Pahud, Sidorova


TO THE LAST BAR is the slogan for the new season of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, running from September 27, 2024, to June 6, 2025, in the Kolarac Grand Concert Hall. The audience can look forward to 25 new concerts featuring an astonishing list of international stars such as Mikhail Pletnev, Gidon Kremer, Nikolai Lugansky, Ksenija Sidorova, Emmanuel Pahud, Xavier de Maistre, Mario Brunello, and others.

After celebrating a century of achievements, from its early days to becoming a modern European orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is embarking on a new century. The orchestra continues to bring life and vibrant colors to the world of classical music, living up to its new 2024/25 season’s motto, TO THE LAST BAR. In this new chapter, true to its character, the Belgrade Philharmonic aims to remain a driving force, a source of inspiration, and an oasis for the next hundred years. The audience can therefore look forward to 25 new concerts through which the Belgrade Philharmonic, steadfastly and to the last bar, demonstrates why it is so valued: making Belgrade the center of the musical world, while showcasing the most attractive face of its capital city to the world.

The first concert, traditionally dedicated to the memory of Ivan Tasovac, promises extraordinary concepts that push boundaries once again. Together with Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz, the orchestra will host a Mozart party concert titled Amadeus, Amadeus, lasting an incredible five hours! Joining the world’s greatest classical music stars are renowned local artists such as pianist Jasminka Stančul and violinist Robert Lakatos. The audience will also enjoy a brilliant tribute to Serbian creativity, including Milica Đorđević’s orchestral work commissioned and premiered by the Berlin Philharmonic, and Petar Stojanović’s Saxophone Concerto, one of the first compositions in the saxophone repertoire written in Serbia back in 1942.

In addition to our regular Chief-Conductor Gabriel Feltz, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will also host other world-class conductors well-known to the audience, such as Daniel Raiskin, Howard Griffiths, Uroš Lajovic, Stanislav Kochanovsky, and Felix Mildenberger. New faces making their debut with the orchestra will include Jaime Martín, Sascha Goetzel, and Kirill Karabits.

With great enthusiasm and to the last bar, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra continues its educational mission by performing for the youngest audiences. The famous concerts for babies are planned for the start of the season, with regular gatherings throughout the year with preschoolers, schoolchildren, and teenagers.

Ticket sales for regular subscribers begin on Monday, May 27. Those wishing to become new subscribers can purchase their season tickets from June 10 at the Philharmonic’s box office and online. Individual concert tickets will be available for purchase starting June 17, 2024.